Srinagar, Apr 16: The father of Kathua gangrape-and-murder victim has approached the Supreme Court to seek transfer of the trial outside Jammu and Kashmir.
According to ANI news agency, the father of the eight-year-old victim approached the apex court to seek safety, security and transfer of the case outside the state.
It said that court is likely to hear the plea at 2 pm today.
Meanwhile, trials of the accused in the horrific case began at Kathua court today.
The gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17.
Eight accused have been arrested in the case.